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Venetian way
A curious deer in the front yard
Cave Point County Park
A wild deer jumping the fence into a horse paddock
A countryside farm in the early morning fog.
Pueblo Bonito
Umbrellas on a Sunny Day
Port Washington Breakwater Lighthouse
The Juggler
Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse
Night Hunt
Eternal Procession
Newport Sunset
A honey bee worker checking on the eggs.
Climbing Niagara
Main Street - Bright Lights Small City
Puffin at the Black Beach in Iceland
The Bride and the Knight
Pine Needles at Mt. Rainier
Beautiful yellow wildflower in it's natural habitat
Water VS Iron
Beautiful sunlight through a translucent pink flower
Group of layered yellow flowers
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Eternal Procession

The desert southwest provides an opportunity to embrace a number of my life passions at once. By photographing gorgeous landscapes, ancient ruins, and mysterious petroglyphs beneath brilliant night skies I can express my appreciation of the depth of this land’s original inhabitants, the stunning beauty of the land itself, and the fathomless scale of time and space in which all of this occurs. The night sky represents the purest form of wilderness, the vast eternity which cannot be manipulated or destroyed. The legacy of ancient cultures photographed beneath this radiant universe brings into focus how brief is humanity’s entire tenure on this planet. Photographing these elusive landscapes is a way of entering timelessness, a way of experiencing these forgotten places in their greatest context, a context shared by all humans—we are but momentary flashes of awareness on a tiny ball in a vast universe.

TAGS: Desert, Milky Way, Sky, United States, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Marc Toso.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2014
Total Views: 86
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 18, 2016, 8 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D600
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO50
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